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Hunting Down Financial Fraudsters

Hunting Down Financial Fraudsters

🕔22:24, 24.Dec 2014

The winter session of state Assembly concluded a few days ago with passing of just one Bill. It is the Manipur Protection of Interest of Depositors (in Financial Establishments) Bill, 2014. Moving the Bill to be passed in the House,

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The Song Must not Fade

The Song Must not Fade

🕔23:13, 23.Dec 2014

Bertolt Brecht once wrote: Will there be songs in dark times? / Yes. / Of dark times. These words, pregnant with his characteristic intuitive brilliance, have also proven prophetic. There is poetry in life, even in its darkest times. In

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Minorities as Majorities

Minorities as Majorities

🕔22:01, 22.Dec 2014

Generalizing policies developed on data that are the mean of national figures is dangerous and can cause another kind of injustice. While the need for such a commission in the attempt to re-include many dis-included communities into the power sharing

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Despicable Violence

Despicable Violence

🕔23:02, 21.Dec 2014

The stealth campaign by unknown persons of planting Improvised Explosive Devices, IED, at crowded places continues. In the latest attack at Khoyathong Thangmeiband, outside the ABC Godown, three people were killed and many more maimed early this morning. Obviously, the

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The year-end retrospect

The year-end retrospect

🕔00:41, 20.Dec 2014

The Stars of David lanterns once more adorn the housetops betokening the arrival of Christmas. The temperature has been dipping by the day and the first gush of chilly winds has already been felt. Woollen clothes are once again the

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Missing Moral War

Missing Moral War

🕔22:34, 18.Dec 2014

The trouble with Manipur is, nothing sounds the alarm bell loud enough for the state to remain awake long enough. Nothing, not even the worst crisis, it seems can shake it out of its complacency. And crisis is one thing

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Questioning Silence

Questioning Silence

🕔00:01, 18.Dec 2014

Delivering the third Nikhil Chakravarty Memorial Lecture this year, noted historian Romila Thapar threw light on some of the most contentious issues of our time. She said Nikhil Chakravarty, the founder of `Mainstream`™ journal, during his time provided space to

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Readiness is All

Readiness is All

🕔22:41, 16.Dec 2014

A day in the life of Imphal can be a confounding collage. So many startling but contrasting, and even contradicting, events can unfold at the same time. The front pages of local newspapers are evidence of this almost on a

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Relooking Civil Society

Relooking Civil Society

🕔23:35, 15.Dec 2014

That the huge expanse of the non state sector generally termed as the civil society is not always civil is axiomatic. In Manipur this ought to be obvious. The blockades, bandhs, strikes and many other disruptive activities, often for very

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A Case for Think Tanks

A Case for Think Tanks

🕔22:25, 14.Dec 2014

The manner in which the contentious issue of introducing the Inner Line Permit System, ILPS, progressed in the past few months since a public agitation was launched demanding the extension of this regulation to Manipur, has exposed once again the

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